It's over

If you're reading this, you probably already know how I feel about the SM DA.  So it won't be much of a surprise to you to discover that I am SO RELIEVED IT'S OVER.  They gave me a nice sendoff, but I kinda felt like the DDA's were being polite and most of them didn't really give a shit, or they were glad I was leaving.  It's hard to tell when no one is open or honest.

For those who are interested, here's the final reflective essay I gave the clinic professor yesterday: Final Reflective Essay.doc

In other news, there's an awesome new twist to the Da Vinci Code saga.  Some other author sued Dan Brown, the author of the Da Vinci Code, claiming that Brown majorly plagiarized the other's work.  The case was heard in England and it was decided a few weeks ago.  (Dan Brown wasn't actually a party to the case, although his publisher was.  They won.)  The defense attorney just noticed yesterday that there was a hidden code in the judge's written decision.  Random letters were bold and italicized.  On the first page, they spelled out: "Smithy Code J."  The judge is Justice Smith.  No kidding.  Check it out.  The problem is, the letters on the following pages are random; it's a code within a code.
The London legal community basically shut down for an entire day, until someone cracked the code.  Turns out it's a Fibonacci sequence, like the one used in the book.  The decoded message is a reference to some random British admiral who helped build the HMS Dreadnaught.  Nothing to do with the Da Vinci Code; just something the judge did for his own personal gratification.

I think this is totally cool.  A hundred years from now, this will have become part of the Da Vinci Code saga.  "And then, in 2006, someone wrote a book about this, and there was a lawsuit, and the judge inserted his own secret message into the decision."  Rock on.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go have a nice dinner with my wife and friends, and then get shitfaced to celebrate being done with my internship.